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Grow food in your fridge
Herbs and vegetables taste better when they are fresh. Hanna Sandstrom created a new refrigerator which provides additional space where herbs and plants can be planted and grown. Integrated light, temperature and moisture control, nutrition and water provide for growth and progress. With this refrigerator everyone can cultivate their own healthy food at home.
Why it matters
Does the convenience of being able to grow food inside your home make it more accessible to everyone? With outdoor space becoming scarce is this a real alternative to the garden allotment?
Messages on Post-its, scribbled recipes and magnetic photo frames on your refrigerator are clearly obsolete. As the connected home becomes a reality, the Wi-Fi enabled Samsung refrigerator allows you to browse the web for recipes with apps like Epicurious, leave virtual notes and stream photos from the net or your phone thanks to an 8 inch LCD screen.
Designer Makoto Hirata thought about a solution of how to change the potentially mind darkening atmosphere of rooms with no windows. His solution was to produce an electroluminescent “bright blind” that glows and so fakes the ambience of daylight.